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US ambassdor gives green-light to Libya’s Haftar

The United States ambassador to Libya has given renegade general Khalifa Haftar the green-light to pursue his course as his growing power threatens to develop into a coup against the government.

Justifying the general’s acts, which has forced the country to call new parliamentary elections for June 25, Deborah Jones said that Haftar was working to clear ‘terrorists’ from the North African state.

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“It’s very difficult to step up and condemn” Hafter given that his forces are “going after very specific groups … on our list of terrorists,” Jones said at the Stimson Center in Washington, according to Al-Monitor. “I am not going to come out and condemn blanketly what he did,” she added.

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